Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Today on "Kresta in the Afternoon" - May 28, 2013

Talking about the "things that matter most" on May 28

4:00 – Kresta Comments – Pope Benedict in the News

5:00 – Is Cardinal Dolan a HHS Mandate Hypocrite?
Here is how the New York Times reported it: “As the nation’s leading Roman Catholic bishop, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York has been spearheading the fight against a provision of the new health care law that requires employers, including some that are religiously affiliated, to cover birth control  in employee health plans. But even as Cardinal Dolan insists that requiring some religiously affiliated employers to pay for contraception services would be an unprecedented, and intolerable, government intrusion on religious liberty, the archdiocese he heads has quietly been paying for such coverage, albeit reluctantly and indirectly, for thousands of its unionized employees for over a decade.” Moral theologian Janet Smith is here for analysis.

5:20 – Be Not Afraid: A Christian Response to Anxiety
In any given year about 20% of adults in the US experience one type or another of anxiety disorder. The good news is that up to 80% of people who seek treatment for anxiety disorders get better. People of faith often feel guilty for being anxious.  They wonder if perhaps they are not praying hard enough or not trusting God enough.  The truth is, Christians get anxiety disorders at roughly the same rate as everyone else. Dr. Greg Popcak is here to look at anxiety disorder and the medical, psychological and spiritual remedies

5:40 – The New Evangelization, The Role of the Laity, and Leading the Charge is Pope Francis
We are joined by Archbishop Allen Vigneron for our regular segment and today we look at the messages the Holy Father is sending us in his first 100 days – both spoken and unspoken. This and much more from the Archbishop of Detroit.

1 comment:

  1. Cardinal Dolan has been acting prudently.

    Indirect payments must be allowed, and in fact will be required. This issue is a sure loser for the Church in the Supreme Court.